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  • 10-11-2012, 03:30 PM
    lwbrewer
    Sorry Jon with a job you know is short compared to your life span. So being broke so quickly all falls on your own stupidity. Most of us would have to work years just to make 50% of what Jon did last year fighting.
  • 10-11-2012, 02:26 AM
    Cat--Smasher
  • 10-10-2012, 05:39 PM
    Sniggles
    Why talk about finances in public?

    Weak. Real weak.
  • 10-10-2012, 12:13 PM
    Fe1
    Poor spending habits and overconfidence in his abilities.
  • 10-10-2012, 12:01 PM
    LefthookStcrook
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashy Larry View Post
    I didn't comment on this thread when I first read it because nobody knows all of the facts. But as far as the mortgages go he said on the count down show that he bought his second house banking that he would beat BJ Penn. Shit like this makes me fucking cringe. I hate when people spend money they are "expecting" to make and then complain when they don't get it.
    Not to mention he took in his Tundra to get lifted, suped up and murdered out before he fought BJ Penn. Jon Fitch upgrades his ride - YouTube

    Im telling yeah Fitch makes good money, he makes more then double what Johnny Hendricks does, Fitch could easily make 120K with every win, the problem is he hasnt had an official win in like 2 years...but whose fault is that.
  • 10-10-2012, 04:10 AM
    Ashy Larry
    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    Wow, people on here talking like they know exactly what this guy has in his bank account and how much money he took home over the years.......2 morgages could be his home and maybe a parent's home or family member. Not working in two years and having kids and other expenses can't hurt just about anyone who isn't a millionaire. who's to say he didn't lose a lot of money in the markets or never made nearly as much as people thought to begin with? Between taxes, training fees, paying for your own surgeries (health care is fucking expensive, especially with that many surgeries), and all the other little bills that add up for a guy supporting a family. I just don't see how someone can sit there and brow beat a man without knowing in any real detail what his financial situation is. I'm not saying that he didn't blow money, but I'm doubtful that this guy is a Micheal Vick or MC Hammer, I think he probably had little choice but to spend most of his money on bills. If anyone can prove otherwise, then please do so.

    I will give Fitch props for recognizing reality, unlike some guys out there who complain about the fans, he swallowed his pride and made up his mind to go out and be entertaining. That might mean that he takes more losses, but if he can finish guys and be entertaining, then his bills will get paid and maybe then he can provide better security for his family. And hell maybe even win the title, he has the wrestling, learning how to strike isn't impossible, hell if Koscheck can do it, so can he.....

    I didn't comment on this thread when I first read it because nobody knows all of the facts. But as far as the mortgages go he said on the count down show that he bought his second house banking that he would beat BJ Penn. Shit like this makes me fucking cringe. I hate when people spend money they are "expecting" to make and then complain when they don't get it.
  • 10-09-2012, 11:39 PM
    TheDoucheyWun
    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    for me its more of a "What have you done for me lately" situation, and for fitch hes been KTFO and dry humped his way to so many wins. The guy hasnt had a finish since 07 and he thinks all of a sudden hes going to start finishing fights?? I'll believe it when it happens

    CM
    I thought the exact same thing about Volkmann and he proved me wrong.

    Just sucks for Jon he makes thees'e comments before fighting a beast in E Silva.
  • 10-09-2012, 11:10 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    As MMA industry sputters, UFC 153's Jon Fitch and others find financial struggles

    As MMA industry sputters, UFC 153's Jon Fitch and others find financial struggles | MMAjunkie.com

    "The economy itself is slow," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com Radio (MMAjunkie.com Radio | MMAjunkie.com). "It's a lot harder to make money outside the UFC now, as far as sponsors and stuff go. The sponsors have kinda dried up. The appearances have almost dried up."

    Personal appearances, training seminars and various hosting duties used to be a surefire way for big-name fighters to pad their wallets. But with the economy still in the tank and MMA perhaps reaching a saturation point this year, the opportunities aren't there. And fighters such as Fitch don't want to start slashing costs.

    "You don't want to start doing appearances for like $500, and then everyone hears that, and they never offer you anything higher than that even if the economy comes back," he said.

    For now, Fitch (23-4-1 MMA, 13-2-1 UFC) is focused on Saturday's UFC 153 fight with fellow welterweight Erick Silva (14-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), which is part of the pay-per-view main card from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. It's Fitch's first appearance since a February 2011 draw with B.J. Penn and a subsequent knockout loss to Johny Hendricks this past December. Before the winless appearances, Fitch was on a 21-1 run, and the lone defeat came in a title fight with champ Georges St-Pierre.

    Fitch, the captain of the famed American Kickboxing Academy team in California, was married a few years ago and now has a kid. But living in California isn't cheap, especially with a young family.

    Fitch said he's "very careful with my money," but he also has the strain of two mortgages. He bought a condo before the real-estate market got real bad, and the property is steadily losing value, and he also bought a larger house for his family after he got married.

    In fact, he said it's a big reason he hasn't traveled down to Fresno to train with friend and former AKA teammate Josh Koscheck. When Koscheck split from the camp, it admittedly put a small strain on their friendship (one the recent "Fight Factory" TV series focused on).

    Fitch had still hoped to train with his friend, but right now, he said it's just not feasible. Not for this camp, anyway.

    "It's just not economical for me right now," he said. "I just don't have the money or the time to travel down there. I have a son now. It's too hard for me to travel down there and stay and train. It's been limited contact. The last time I got to work with [Koscheck] was the one time they filmed on the show."

    So back to full health, the former Purdue University wrestler hopes to fight more frequently. He sometimes wonders why it's such a struggle even when fighters are healthy.

    "I would love for us to be able to fight three times a year," he said. "I think that's more than realistic. ... But we're pretty lucky to get three in a year. If you get three, that's ideal. But when you get one or two, it can be difficult. If I still lived in Indiana, it wouldn't be such as much an issue, but I live in California, and it's expensive. Even the cost of food at the store is more expensive."

    And as he mentioned earlier, outside-the-cage opportunities aren't just as lucrative as they were during the initial MMA boon of four or five years ago, and sponsors are stingier with their money.

    So right now, there's really just one way to make money.

    "If you're not fighting, you're not getting paid," he said. "It's not a comment in any way to pay scales or anything. It's just a simple fact: If you don't fight, you don't get paid."
  • 10-09-2012, 09:34 PM
    BonesKnows
    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Hate, hate, hate, hate. So much hate in this thread for Fitch (hell, so much hate on the forum for him). Strange that most people likely still ranked him #2 in the WW division for YEARS, even if he was "boring". Suddenly he's stating that he's going to try and be more entertaining, and he continues to get ripped on? Let the man fucking fight Saturday, then talk shit about him if he loses, or has a "boring" fight. Until then, you're just hating on someone, that you wish you had the skill of, to actually fight professionally. The same damn people who will swing on GSP's nuts when he actually finishes a fight, or talk about GSP's P4P ranking regardless, but talk shit about him when he just wins by freaking winning.
    for me its more of a "What have you done for me lately" situation, and for fitch hes been KTFO and dry humped his way to so many wins. The guy hasnt had a finish since 07 and he thinks all of a sudden hes going to start finishing fights?? I'll believe it when it happens

    CM
  • 10-09-2012, 05:59 AM
    Spoon
    Hate, hate, hate, hate. So much hate in this thread for Fitch (hell, so much hate on the forum for him). Strange that most people likely still ranked him #2 in the WW division for YEARS, even if he was "boring". Suddenly he's stating that he's going to try and be more entertaining, and he continues to get ripped on? Let the man fucking fight Saturday, then talk shit about him if he loses, or has a "boring" fight. Until then, you're just hating on someone, that you wish you had the skill of, to actually fight professionally. The same damn people who will swing on GSP's nuts when he actually finishes a fight, or talk about GSP's P4P ranking regardless, but talk shit about him when he just wins by freaking winning.
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